Sunday, May 10, 2009

Things, New

Previously I had commented on life lists in connection, one author's challenge to try 40 new things in 40 days. Seeing that summer is coming and it's an ideal thing to try new stuff (restaurants, hiking trails, festivals), so I've decided that my endeavor will be 50 new things in 50 days, ending on July 4 (which means that I start this coming Saturday). I'm not limiting myself to 1 new thing per day. If there is a weekend of new, that will balance out a Tuesday of nothing exciting. Hopefully all of them will be fun (as breaking a bone would be new, but not so enjoyable).

Yesterday I could probably classify 3 new things: Camping in the Snow, Visiting Blue Lakes, Wearing a hat made of alpaca wool. Not life changing, but a good day nonetheless.

As with any topic, there is a market for trying new things, and listing things, on the web. lets you put your list up, share with others who have the same goal, and indicate how it made you feel. Currently 320 people have "try new things" on their life list. Personally I think that is a little too vague for life-listing purposes.

Even the geneses at have step by step instructions on how to try new things. Come on people, it's not rocket science (but if that was something new you wanted to learn....knock yourself out).


  1. What a fun idea! I may have to join you in that one. There could be some fun blog posts in there!

  2. I'm assuming that I do new things on a fairly regular basis, but 2 things jump to mind that happened this week:

    1. Buying a stroller
    2. Going to a wine shower

    These can be a prologue to my Things, New adventure....



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